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Large bathers

Painting, 1905, 210.5×250.8 cm

Description of the artwork «Large bathers»

For the artist it is sometimes a shame if all critics unanimously proclaim it "the forerunner", "precursor" and award of grandparent titles, because only thanks to it became possible modern art. If the artist most in life cared to place contemporary art performances and appeared in countless "isms" of the twentieth century. But when Cezanne says that without it there would be Matisseand Picassoit is very correct: cézanne, like no other must have felt like a part of the history of art, lived inside this story and created beings, not born as if in the real world, and picturesque. These beings are subject not to the laws of anatomical and compositional: they are drawn up when required by the rhythm pattern, they fill their bodies the desired volume and emptiness, they bend and lean to where directs their creative hand of the artist.

Bathers and bathers by cézanne, after 40 years of study of this topic would be typed on a decent modern French resort. The first picture swimming was strongly associated with a youthful sketches that Paul did in notebooks during long walks with friends around the neighborhood of his native city of the axe, and with drawings of the Louvre of antique statues. The reclusive cézanne in the last years of his life in AIX asked why he does not use sketches of the female Nude for their "Bathing". Cezanne joked: "I'm too old to undress women". But actually now he is no longer needed in sketches – he silently and stubbornly walked all day through meadows and drank from morning till night the sultry southern air, warmed to the laws of nature, by attaining which, could easily be applied to all living things. He wrote all his "The large bathers" for 6 – 7 years, never considered them complete, improving and growing in each of these paintings? Almost physical sensation of rapid growth, providing a diagonal of trees, shimmering, translucent colors and illegible the faces of the heroines. In this sense, Cezanne anticipates not only the cubist experiments of his followers, but also fantastic ideas artists of the XX century to raise the product as a flower or as a tree.

Author: Anna Sidelnikova
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Nude

Style of art: Post-Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1905

Size: 210.5×250.8 cm

Artwork in selections: 41 selections